David Joy – Head teacher

Prior to becoming Head Teacher at Belmont School, David was the Deputy Head Teacher for just over a year. Before joining Belmont School, David was the Deputy Head Teacher at a local authority special school based in North Yorkshire.

Following a successful career as an engineer in the Royal Navy, David has been teaching in the education sector for over 14 years, covering a range of subjects and topics during that time. David has vast experience of a range of education settings including the private education sector, mainstream, further and specialist education.

David also has prior experience of senior leadership in both independent and local authority SEN schools, having predominately worked with pupils in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

David is committed to providing the very best education for every child by continually striving for improvement in all aspects of the school. David is passionate about ensuring that the school operates with a child-centred approach, and putting its young people at the centre of everything they do.